Today was an awesome day out in the T with another forum participant, Kerry Vanekeran. We drove our 1916 T Tourings to a Vintage machinery rally. The machinery was awesome but it was the planes that got my attention. We learned they were flying from a field nearby where we would be travelling past on our way home. We arrived at the field to find two delightful 1924 Tiger Moth aircraft in the field with another nearby in a hayshed. After using the occasion to get some great pictures I managed to talk Kerry into going for a fly! I laughed so hard when my plane started first turn of the prop but his could not be coaxed into life. Eventually it fired and we enjoyed a side by side flight in two old Model T's of the sky just like we were cruising on the ground in the T's. Only difference is Kerry's T doesn't make him airsick! He looked a little under the weather when we landed. What a great day.
And still feeling a little green several hours later!!! but what a great day, now ticked off my bucket list!
Looks like fun guys, well done!!!
Fantastic! And looks like you've got another youngster hooked on the hobby.
Fab pics and great story--this is my favorite post 'o the day!
Nice! Nice! Nice! Nice! It doesn't get much better than that!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Warwick, Calvin has that look in his eye. He is feeling the need for speed, T style.
Looks like a great time and what a treat to get a flight in those tigermoths. Wow.
Glad you all enjoyed the pictures. for some reason the captions did not come up??? The boy sitting on the seat of the chassis is my 11 year old son Calvin. He loves T's and comes with me on most drives in the T. The chassis is a restoration project by a new member of our chapter. Lots of nice cars on display nearby but the chassis got more attention than any of the other cars. My green 1916 Touring is a Canadian, the yellow one is a Duncan & Fraser bodied touring. Nice brass external door hinges and windscreen. The two Tigermoths were both 1924 Models and have history as world war 2 training aircraft. Current valuation of about 90K. In the air the engine revs at 220p RPM while cruising at about 60 Knots. Erich, I have enough spare parts for Calvin and I to build a 1927 speedster. He loved the black touring he rode in at Kanab so we will aim for something like that. Fenderless,low and fast! Hopefully we will have something he can call his, on the road by the 2016 Tour but his older brother will have to drive it!
Warwick, sounds like a boys (many men too) dream. Keep us posted on that project.
We signed up for the Sea, Mountains & Valleys Tour (Rally) 2016. Will be riding in back seats...speaking for my wife and I....will be most happy if those back seats are in model T's only...Smile! Even though it is over 2 yrs. away, we look forward to visiting Australia for our first time.....in a model T....what better way to make new friends and enjoy life down under.
I already enjoy listening to Slim Dusty and Judith Durham and the Seekers....hope that is a plus for someone from the U.S.
I thought you were going to talk about overheating T's at an air show
Old planes, trains and T's fit together like a --Um A horse and carriage!
Do I spy a green Humber Hawk next to the T? When you call that "Vintage", it makes me feel old!
I have never seen a "Tiger Moth" in the flesh, but it does remind me of books I read waaay back when. Anybody else read the books about the escapades of "Major Bigglesworth".